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Peach, Rhubarb & Ginger Crisp

May/June 2011

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In this fruit crisp, the crunchy oatmeal topping and the peach-rhubarb filling get a lively kick from finely chopped crystallized ginger. (If you’re not a ginger fan just leave it out.) The fruit filling is sweetened to match the peach-rhubarb combination—if you use other fruit that is very ripe and/or sweet, reduce the sugar in the filling to 3 tablespoons. The topping can be made ahead, so consider making a double batch and storing half in the freezer to have on hand for a quick dessert.


Peach, Rhubarb & Ginger Crisp Recipe

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 cups sliced peaches or nectarines (1/2-inch slices), fresh or frozen, peeled if desired
  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb (1/2-inch slices) or blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger

Topping

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch shallow glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare filling: Toss peaches (or nectarines) and rhubarb (or blueberries) with brown sugar and crystallized ginger. (If using frozen fruit, let stand for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to thaw the fruit before transferring to the baking dish.) Transfer to the prepared baking dish and spread in an even layer.
  3. To prepare topping: Combine oats, pecans, flour, brown sugar, crystallized ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Drizzle butter and oil over the mixture and stir until evenly moistened. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit.
  4. Bake until the fruit is bubbly and the topping is browned, 35 to 50 minutes. Let cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate the topping in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Note: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large ­supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer.

Nutrition

Per serving: 286 calories; 14 g fat (3 g sat, 7 g mono); 10 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 18 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 57 mg sodium; 304 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 carbohydrate (other), 3 fat



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Recipe Categories

Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Dessert
Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
Low sodium
High fiber
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Servings
6
Publication
May/June 2011

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